The team at Meillon & Bright is committed to giving back to our community.
We are acutely aware that we are fortunate to be able to assist those in times of need. We also know that members of our community need as much support as we can give them.
$50 can go a long way for many
Along with other initiatives, Meillon & Bright support our chosen charities through donating $50 from each first appointment to the client’s choice of charity from the three below:
THE KAI EARDLEY FOUNDATION
The Eardley family moved to Perth from the UK in 1997. Cam was 3 and Kai just 18 months. The boys started school at the East Fremantle Primary School and Joey was born soon after in 1999.
It was quickly realised that sport and outdoor recreation, fishing, swimming, surfing, and footy would be the family’s passion. The family enjoyed exploring the coastline of WA, taking many a road trip to the south-west and up to Broome and Karajini. Also, keen to experience the winter sports, they explored the South Island of New Zealand and the snowfields of Niseko and Hakuba in Japan.
Often, other families joined them and it was a haze of boys, rods, surfing and boarding equipment, backed up with a hefty supply of food.
All the boys took a turn of skateboarding. Amidst an array of broken bones and skin wounds, Kai seemed to be on the receiving end of many of these but was never deterred.
Twenty years on, Kai’s suicide changed the family’s lives forever. He was studying at Notre Dame and struggling with the demands of growing up.
“I still consider myself the mother of 3 boys” says Claire.
“One will always be my eternal, spirited 20-year-old, the boy too good for us all”.
She believes Kai would want all his family to lead the best life they are capable of, and that drives her forward every day.
“I want to be Kai’s legacy, his voice and to honour his life by living again. I love and miss him every minute of every hour, but I know I will see him again, and he will be proud of what we have achieved. Cam, Joey, and Jasmyn [Kai’s girlfriend] have also continued to strive to be the best they can be, and I am so proud of them for that.”
The family’s mission is to create a positive change in the mental health of the youth of today. The Fremantle Foundation allows the Eardley family to effectively give back to the local community and to be involved with how funds raised are disbursed.
PARKERVILLE CHILDREN AND YOUTH CARE
Parkerville Children and Youth Care is a well-established organisation with well over one hundred years’ experience supporting vulnerable children, young people, adults and their families in Western Australia.
Their mission is to protect, care, advocate and promote recovery for children and young people who have experienced trauma from abuse, to support families and to work with the community to prevent child abuse.
From their humble beginnings as an orphanage in 1903, on an 18-acre block of land in Parkerville, the organisation now successfully operates a range of primary, secondary and tertiary services in the Armadale, Cannington, Midland, Mirrabooka, South West, Wheatbelt and Murchison districts.
They are committed to developing innovative and culturally safe services in partnership with government and other not-for-profit organizations to meet the needs of families in local communities and improve outcomes for them.